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Innovative Health Insurance Option for Children Only

One of the issues some grandparents and other relatives have in Nevada is the difficulty or impossibility in obtaining child-only health insurance policies. For individuals who are on medicare, adding dependents is impossible. And some children do not qualify for Medicaid or NV Check Up because their income (Medicaid) or…

Guardianship Resources in Nevada

If you are caring for your relative and foresee it will be longer than a few weeks, you may want to establish legal standing so that you are able to protect the child, provide some stability and be able to make medical and educational decisions for the child. One way…

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): What Nevada Kinship Caregivers Need to Know

According to recent reports[1], less than 12% of kinship families receive TANF support, even though nearly 100% of the children in these families are eligible. Most children living apart from their parents- including those living with family members- are eligible for cash assistance through TANF, even if the family member…

New Report Highlights Strengths, Needs of Kinship Caregivers

The Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT policy report “Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families” was released last week, and shines a bright light on the strengths of kinship caregivers as well as the needs of kinship families. Kinship care refers to…

Parenting Your Relative: Dealing with Misbehavior

Children misbehave for several reasons, but we can categorize them into three main buckets: They don’t know the rules. They know the rules but break them anyway. This can happen when they are frustrated, angry, in need of attention or unable to control their desires. They feel tired, sick, hungry…

Increasing Empowerment for Kinship Caregivers

For many individuals raising their relative’s children, a loss of control and lack of empowerment are fundamental issues. While the situations surrounding the need for the kinship care relationship may be overwhelming and traumatic, it is important for caregivers to re-establish or maintain some level of empowerment in order to…

Foster Kinship Wins $500 Grant from GOOD for Kinship Caregiver Outreach

I (Ali) and the board of directors of Foster Kinship are very excited to announce that we have won $500 from GOOD to be used towards kinship caregiver outreach and support groups in Las Vegas. We will be receiving the grant money in the coming weeks and are so excited…

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